Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame, Vail

A well-done ski and snowboard museum at Vail's Transporation Center, part of Vail Village. Excellent displays of snowsport history, this free family and kid-friendly museum is worth a stop and a few dollars in the donation box.

Faschingskrapfen, Germany’s Filled Mardi Gras Jelly Donuts for Karneval

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Join me in trial-and-error and eventual success making the traditional pastry for Germany's Mardi Gras, called Karneval or Fasching: Krapfen, or filled donuts. Made of yeast dough, they are fried and filled with apricot or rose hip jam. You can make them yourself with this recipe! I've included a little history and language notes, too.

Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado

A beautiful winter activity: the Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado, about 65 miles from Denver. Check out my photos of the manufactured icicle walls embedded with LED lights, a frozen fountain and many tunnels. Slide down an ice slide with me, too!

Georgetown, Colorado, off I-70 in the Rocky Mountains

Here are some pictures from historic Georgetown, Colorado, an Old West town dating from 1859. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, it hosts one end of the Georgetown Loop Historic Steam Train. Every October, they celebrate John Denver and the movie The Christmas Gift.

A Brief Mosey down Central Avenue in Nebraska City, NE

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A leisurely stroll down Central Avenue in Nebraska City, Nebraska. A charming small town with lots of preserved Old West buildings and fun second-hand shopping. Only an hour from Lincoln or Omaha by car, this area lies on the Missouri River and had a rich history of American settlement.

Santa Giulia Wine Estate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

posted in: Europe, Italy, Tuscany | 5

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A visit to the best winery of the trip: little Santa Giulia in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. In addition to the DOCG brunello, their IGT rosso was the best - not to mention the homemade pasta with meat ragu sauce and top-notch local pecorino and the farm's meat specialties, capicola, prosciutto and lombo.